Brute Force Sandbags – Strength Training Sandbags for CrossFit, MMA, Military, and Fitness Enthusiasts

Unlike barbells, these Brute Force Sandbags let you strength-train with gear that feels more like something you might actually have to lift and carry.  Brute Force bags are powerful training tools for firemen and policemen, military personnel, crossfit athletes, MMA/combat athletes, and others.  The bags are made in the US with 1000D Cordura (used by the military) and military-spec Velcro and zippers.  They have 8 low-profile, soft handles, and come with filler bags to fill with your own sand.  They are available in a variety of colors and sizes.  Prices start at $97 for the smallest kit (up to 25 pounds), medium kits (10-70 pounds) at $127, and large kits (50-120 pounds) at $157.

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8 comments… add one
  • digi_owl February 13, 2012, 1:20 pm

    my brain goes blank trying to figure the appeal.

  • John February 13, 2012, 3:05 pm

    The appeal is probably to train with unconventional items to achieve functional strength.

  • Rainydayinterns February 13, 2012, 3:07 pm

    The idea is brilliant! Training with this kind of shifting load is a much more realistic simulation than a rigid weight.

    It is exactly the kind of gear for practicing a hip throw or other such techniques.

  • Lynn February 13, 2012, 4:53 pm

    It almost makes me want to go workout!….. almost 😀

  • Bob DeLoyd February 15, 2012, 7:35 pm

    I was going to say something stupid like…., but I can see the logic behind these.

  • DeanS February 15, 2012, 9:46 pm

    Seems like a variation of the Bulgarian Bag. A lot these fitness tools seem to evolve from similar or previous tools and or tasks. Granted they say these are inspired by sandbag training and the Bulgarian bag is supposed to be inspired by how shepherds carried sheep on the job.

  • Bob DeLoyd February 15, 2012, 10:20 pm

    The second video on their website with the guy wearing a gas mask really cracked me up 😛
    But then again I have to stop myself and think; if you are a firefighter you would or should go through such training wearing such headgear. Lifting those sandbags would be somewhat like lifting an unconscious body to carry out of a burning building.

  • Jacque C May 17, 2012, 11:53 pm

    I could see that working well for certain jobs in the military too. Especially those who have to be on the front lines in chem gear. Those masks aren’t quite as bulky as the headgear for a fireman but they’re damn close. Being able to easily carry your buddy out while wearing all that would be an advantage.

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